250.475.2287

Senior Care Services for Cats

Cats are considered senior by the time they are 11-years-old. Those 15-years-old and above are referred to as super seniors. Age may be nothing but a number, but with our feline friends, it means major changes need to be made in both their at-home and in-clinic care. As specialists in feline healthcare, you can have peace of mind that your older cat will have the best medical team behind them here at Pacific Cat Clinic. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 for more details on our senior care services.

What are signs my cat is getting old?

Every patient is different. You may find that despite their old age, your cat looks and acts like they always have. Other cats show symptoms in a more obvious way. Some things to watch out for and that may be useful to discuss with your vet during a consultation are:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty jumping, running, etc.
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Irritation or aggression
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Unable to use the litter box or “increased accidents”
  • Growths or lumps throughout their body
  • Disorientation

    What is the best thing I can do for my senior cat?

    Simply asking that question is already a step in the right direction! Our first suggestion would be that they see their vet for a full exam at least two times per year. This way, we can detect any health issues early on to lessen their discomfort and prevent any illnesses from worsening. After that, it is best to be observant and keep an eye out for any changes in their appearance, behaviour and habits. Keep them physically, mentally and socially active with lots of play and attention, as well as interactions with other pets and people outside of your home. Regular exercise and mental stimulation is key.

  • Last Updated: August 20, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Cat Clinic